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Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is offering a pair of spring term courses on Orange Coast College's campus.

The Embry-Riddle classes meet on Saturdays. One course gets under way on Jan. 23, and the other begins April 12.

Embry-Riddle is the world's oldest and largest university dedicated to the aviation and aerospace industries. It operates two residential campuses ­ in Daytona Beach, Fla. and Prescott, Ariz. ­ with more than 150 extended learning centers throughout the U.S. and Europe. It is designed for working professionals.

Embry-Riddle's fall classes at OCC are being coordinated through the university's Long Beach Center.

Both OCC spring classes are undergraduate courses. One course, (ASCI 412), meets on Saturdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 7, 21 and March 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in OCC's Skill Center. The course focuses on the operation of a corporate flight department. It looks at aircraft and equipment evaluation, maintenance, flight operations, administration, and fiscal considerations.

The second class (Management 419) is titled "Aviation Maintenance Management." It meets Saturdays, April 12, 26, May 10 and 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Skill Center. The course provides a comprehensive examination of organizational maintenance policies, programs and procedures. The course places an emphasis on maintenance planning; forecasting and cost control; reliability; safety; and flight schedule performance.

For information about the courses, contact Embry-Riddle's Long Beach Center at (562) 989-4733.

OCC offers its own aviation courses. The college has programs in Aviation Technology, Airframe and Powerplant Technology, Aviation Pilot Training, and Airline Travel Careers.